Liam Evans

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Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Stranger in a Strange Land: Swimming with Humpbacks

In the southwestern corner of the North Atlantic, a mountain range rises dramatically from the ocean depths. This shallow plateau near the Dominican Republic is known as the Silver Bank, and it's one of the most mysterious and magical places in the entire world. It's to this protected sanctuary …

The Great Himalaya Trail and other epic treks

A full traverse of the range, known as the “holy grail” of treks, it includes some of the planet’s most majestic mountain tops, and takes around five months to complete.<p>Currently more people have walked on the moon than the entire length of this trail, which was established in 2011 and closes each …

Nail-biting wildlife encounters

Ever peered through the razor-sharp jaws of a great white shark? Or gone fishing with a grizzly bear? Here are nine animal experiences to get your adrenalin pumping.<p>Track gorillas in the Ugandan jungle<p>Endemic to the forests of central Africa, gorillas are among the planet’s most endangered …

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Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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Australia on a budget

<i>This article was first published on February 14, 2014, and updated on January 26, 2015</i><p>Affordable Australia? Although the Land Down Under always figures high on the list of must-do holiday destinations for UK travellers, the country is often seen, unfairly, as an expensive option. As a high wage …

Learn to Scuba Dive: Tips for Beginners

Winter sun diving spots: readers' travel tips

WINNING TIP: Malta<p>Slip beneath Malta's warm winter water to dive a haunting underwater graveyard including a Blenheim bomber and the destroyer HMS Maori. The island is packed with dive schools so bargains abound – try Underwaterworld (lunadiving.com). On dry land historical sights range from …

Great Barrier Reef, The Ultimate Scuba Adventure

<b>The Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of our Earth.</b><p>Located off the coast of Northern Queensland in the Coral Sea the reef is home to the …

The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. No major bells or whistles are needed to make it more alluring.<p>The natural underwater attractions -- sherbet-hued coral, Skittles-colored fish, and the deep, unending void of blue …

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